Molly Maid Franchise Bought by Dwyer Group

Franchise and service specialists Dwyer Group adds Molly Maid®, Mr. Handyman® and ProTect Painters® to the portfolio.WACO, Texas – Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest franchising companies of trade service brands, has acquired Service Brands International, a multi-concept franchise system that includes Molly Maid, Mr. Handyman and ProTect Painters with a combined $283 million [...]

Visionary Cleaning Business Coach Announces Retirement

24-year coaching veteran and more years as a cleaning business owner, Gary Goranson retires.In a surprise post in his HouseCleaningBiz101.com group on LinkedIn, veteran cleaning coach Gary Goranson formally announced his retirement:

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The Family Business: They Have to Really Want It for the Dream to Become Reality

Father and son navigate the life-long process of succession planning. When Dave Povlitz filed his business corporation paperwork in 1989, he was already thinking about who would take over the company when he was ready to retire. Though that day was 30 or so years in the future, he knew that it mattered even then [...]

Getting Your Business – and Yourself – Ready for a New Leader

Every business owner leaves the helm, passes the baton, or just plain retires. So how do you plan for that event?At least once a month on one of the major cleaning industry discussion groups, there's a post about how to sell your cleaning business. Selling your business is usually a simple, cut-ties way of transferring [...]

What's your owner exit strategy?

Buying or selling a business is a huge decision, often requiring a lot of work by both parties in order to make a deal work. There are several terms that you will need to be familiar with if you want to sell your cleaning business or would like to buy someone else’s.